Human resource decisions such as hiring the right people and matching employees to the right jobs are crucial for organizations. Poor decisions can cost thousands of dollars in wasted recruitment and training costs, low productivity, and missed business opportunity. Determining which individuals possess the personality associated with effective work behaviors is key to successful employee selection and development.
Research has shown that for many types of jobs, the personality of an employee is as important as cognitive ability. But how do you determine whether individuals have the right behavioral styles for your jobs? Personality assessments or inventories are tools that allow organizations to objectively assess job applicant and employees on their behavioral work styles and accurately match them to job requirements.